The importance of increased dialysis and anemia management for infant survival in pregnant women on hemodialysis

Sai Subhodhini Reddy, Jean L. Holley

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Abstract

Despite advances in recent decades, infant survival in pregnant women on hemodialysis remains suboptimal. Asamiya et al. found that higher maternal hemoglobin was associated with successful pregnancy and maternal blood urea nitrogen (BUN) was negatively correlated with infant birth weight and gestational age. Their study suggests that increased or intensive dialysis to achieve predialysis maternal BUN levels <48mgdl along with increased doses of erythropoietin to ensure maternal hemoglobin levels 9.6±0.9gdl, should be the standard for pregnant women on hemodialysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1133-1134
Number of pages2
JournalKidney International
Volume75
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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